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Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

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    Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

    half way through my scratch build, if you care to see it's over on the RPF site (the legit one) Boba fett helmet WIP (first build) NEED SOME HELP, PLEASE

    im looking for some ear caps, both sides, a range finder and a stalk for the range finder, and finally a T-visor. im unsure where i can find good quality products, whether its individuals or entire websites. where are the best places to get these items?

    PM's or posts, they will all be helpful.

    i've been referred to here Forgeprops — Standard Mandalorian ear caps, anyone familiar with these, are they any good.

    as for T-visor, costs 20 from bobamaker, is that a normal/fair price?

    i dont want to overpay or pay for poor quality products so advice is very much needed.

    sorry if i've posted this in the wrong area.
    Last edited by rosskow; Apr 6, 2012 at 7:32 AM.

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    Re: where can i find dealers of...

    T-visor.com will work for your visor. As for the earcaps I recommend trying to make them yourself first. It's not as hard as it looks. Check out this thread for clear instructions on how to make your own http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/a...h-build-24821/

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    Mojo-Fett's Avatar
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    Re: where can i find dealers of...

    Whilst I appreciate your scratch build, there are a few makers of helmets on here that can offer decent ear pieces and stalks? it may make for a quicker build. (just my 2 cents)

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    High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Re: where can i find dealers of...

    I think theres some guy Mojo fett or something working on metal ones....but otherwise you may get lucky and pick up some resin ones here in the cargo hold for cheap people are going to be getting helmets and upgrading to metal so its only a matter of time to get some resin ones

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    Re: where can i find dealers of...

    the measurements on the T-visor site, can someone help me make sure i understand them correctly, how are the measurements taken from the visors, im not sure how to interpret them and i dont want buy the wrong visor which ends up being either too big or too small.

    thanks

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    Re: where can i find dealers of...

    someone help me with my confusion on the measurements?

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    Re: where can i find dealers of...

    The problem is that we don't know your scratch build helmet's measurement, but I think the T-visor should exceed the visor area at least with 10-15mm (maybe more).

    t-visor-jpg

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    Re: where can i find dealers of...

    thats fair, well i've ordered my visor now, i think i got right size

    if anyone want to view my progress stay tuned or check my RPF thread Boba fett helmet WIP (first build) NEED SOME HELP, PLEASE

    now i'm settled in i'll take a look around the site.
    Last edited by rosskow; Mar 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM.

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    Re: Helmet preparation for coat of primer HELP! ADVICE!

    More questions needing answers

    i've come to the point of putting a coat of primer on my helmet but its a new thing for me and unsure of the how to tackle this.

    could someone give me a quick run down of points/actions to do. im thinking i'll end up buggering up and i really don't want to.
    i only have a rough idea of what to do; use wet and dry to rub down the surface, then give it a wipe and clean to remove any dust and grease and spray it with primer, hows that sound?

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    Re: Helmet preparation for coat of primer HELP! ADVICE!

    Sounds right to me bud. Once the primer is set you can begin your stencil/ paint process which I am in the process of now : )
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    Re: Helmet preparation for coat of primer HELP! ADVICE!

    i dont think im going be able give mine a decent paint job, probably commission someone to do that hard work for me.

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    Re: Helmet preparation for coat of primer HELP! ADVICE!

    added my first coat of primer, post some pictures later for your criticism and praise.

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    Re: Helmet preparation for coat of primer HELP! ADVICE!

    first update in a while, i have some pictures for you this time for you to peek at.

    since last update, i focused on thickness of the bondo/filler on the cheeks on the edges as it just too fat.

    once i dremel and sanded away a bucket load of material i began work on the little defects here and there.

    pictures before primer.



    my bucket currently has one big vent, that will be corrected later though

    also need to build up the bit for the ear cap to fix to




    then my first ever attempt at using primer in my life.






    im not one to 'blow my own trumpet' but im really happy and proud of how its turned out to up this point.

    main problem to correct is a split along the top of the ridge running around the helmet
    burly picture to show problem

    thats on about 75% of the ridge so have to fill and strengthen that.

    pointers, advice , comments, criticism own

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    Re: Helmet preparation for coat of primer HELP! ADVICE!

    so its one step forward, two steps back for me this time

    while i was smooth out all the bits and bobs before giving another go with the primer i decided the ears werent flat enough, for the ear's to go on flush enough, they were too round with the helmet so i've sanded it right down. and adding filler and smoothing it out, nice and flat, at least im trying to.

    some pictures of the damage i did



    this also shows the use of the cardboard for the ridge, which i regret doing but couldn't think of another way at the time.

    waiting for filler to harden to sand down at the moment.

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    Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

    Looks great buddy! You can use some spot putty for that lil nick on the left ear i believe...keep it up!
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    Re: Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

    My helmet has a lovely yellow colour to it from the filler primer, more sanding tomorrow then normal primer and then first bit of paint. It's having a temp paint job, royal navy theme. More to be come so keep watching, will be explained.

    And thank you for the kind words Crank.

    he's been out in the sun and got a tan






    more sanding to do tomorrow

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    Re: Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

    That looks really clean, you're doing a great job. My only critique at this point is how circular the dent is. On the screen bucket it has a much more angular look (triangles coming to a point)

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    Re: Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

    i know about my dent, its the most un-accurate part of my helmet but well i've sort of forgot about it because it been like that for so long. it doesn't really bother me as im not going for screen accuracy, just to make a nice looking bucket which i think i am doing, thanks for the kind words as well

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    Re: Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

    Lookin great bud! Your finish looks smooth and solid! I'm with Apolifka on the dent, but if you're too far ahead in production, you'd be surprised what a decent paint job can do for a helmet! Keep it up.

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    Re: Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

    thank you archaster, i am a too far ahead at the moment to change the dent but after this paint job i'll be going back to finishing the helmet properly and i may or may not tackle the dent to try make it more accurate.

    a note about the paint, dont know if i've explained it before;

    my paint it all done now and drying but i'll leave you waiting couple more days for a picture, reason being the paint scheme i have done is to represent my the royal navy passing out uniform of my girlsfriends brother, he is getting married tomorrow, sunday 1st april, no its not a bad april fools joke.

    "why have you paint a boba fett helmet in royal navy colours for a wedding though?"

    for some reason, unknown to me, the men attending the wedding have been making "silly hats" for a tradition from the brides side of the family, and since my helmet was near a semi finished state i thought, why the hell not? its not a silly hat, but it is a ****** helmet.

    be posting some more progress pictures tomorrow, but for now...


    pictures

    the pictures aren't very good (as normal) so you can't tell the colour is actually white



    Last edited by rosskow; Apr 6, 2012 at 2:56 PM.

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    Re: Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

    my paint it all done now and drying but i'll leave you waiting couple more days for a picture, reason being the paint scheme i have done is to represent my the royal navy passing out uniform of my girlsfriends brother, he is getting married tomorrow, sunday 1st april, no its not a bad april fools joke.

    "why have you paint a boba fett helmet in royal navy colours for a wedding though?"

    for some reason, unknown to me, the men attending the wedding have been making "silly hats" for a tradition from the brides side of the family, and since my helmet was near a semi finished state i thought, why the hell not? its not a silly hat, but it is a ****** helmet.

    (the visor has been temporally install with masking tape but it will hold for the time i need it to)

    i'll post couple more progress pictures later, paint half completed.

    edit: added pictures

    added some blue to it, the white dome is just pure white on these pictures unlike the last ones for some reason unknown to me, anyway enjoy.




    and heres a very small sample of the masking tape and bargain booze bags i used.

    i had no idea how long it can take to mask up the areas prior to painting, i knew it wouldn't be a 5 minute job but longer than i anticipated.
    bargain booze bags are the best to use.
    Last edited by rosskow; Apr 8, 2012 at 12:37 PM.

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    Re: Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

    some more progress pictures



    again, a note about the paint scheme (from my previous post);

    "my paint it all done now and drying but i'll leave you waiting couple more days for a picture, reason being the paint scheme i have done is to represent my the royal navy passing out uniform of my girlsfriends brother, he is getting married tomorrow, sunday 1st april, no its not a bad april fools joke.

    "why have you paint a boba fett helmet in royal navy colours for a wedding though?"

    for some reason, unknown to me, the men attending the wedding have been making "silly hats" for a tradition from the brides side of the family, and since my helmet was near a semi finished state i thought, why the hell not? its not a silly hat, but it is a bad *** helmet."
    Last edited by rosskow; Apr 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM.

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    Re: Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

    the finished product (for now, that is as far as the navy paint job is concerned)










    best quality pictures i can take of it right now

    enjoy

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    Re: Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

    small update

    four words, four pictures





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    Re: Boba fett helmet pep build (my first build)

    the last moments before it was time to strip the paint off, couldn't help but take more pictures even though i already have them in abundance



    started by trimming the excess below the vent



    roughly smoothed it out


    taped up my pre-made vent


    applied filler and sat vent in place to make the perfect mould around the vent, taa daa


    i love how well this technique works, now my vent fits like a glove into place.

    next up, the paint comes off. got 80% of it off so far, taken longer to get it off than it did to put on.

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